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the jodi arias murder trial winds down a look back at some of the biggest most talked about courtroom highlights. the california wildfires still going strong smack in the heart of the state's wine country. the wind is the key here. the very a little et cetera on what firefighters are dealing with. all of that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: welcome to the second hour of "happening now." glad you're with us i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. a lot of new information coming out since we first reported the story yesterday when federal prompt queuesers charged three friends of the surviving suspect, two of them seen here in new york city's time square with the ald bomber. they are both are from kazakhstan charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by throwing away evidence after learning their friend was a suspect in the bombing attack. a third friend is charged with lying to federal investigators about his knowledge of the cover up efforts. peter doocy is live in boston. this story is changing rapidly. what is the latest? >> reporter: the
arguments in the jodi arias begin later in the week. our legal panel weighs in next hour. jenna: new information on the boston bombing investigation as the attorney for widow of suspect tamerlan tsarnaev says she will release her husband's body to his family. this is important. it is crucial actually for the public and information we're receiving because once that is done the medical examiner can release his exact cause of death. we're also learning more about the widow's meeting with investigators. peter doocy is live in boston with more on this. so, peter, catherine russell is the widow. has she been helpful to investigators? >> reporter: jenna her attorneys say she has been helpful and meeting with law enforcement answering all their questions and she will continue to do so but officials have not yet come out and said she has given them any good leads but they also haven't given us any information to believe otherwise. we just don't know from the law enforcement side yet. something we do know about kat thin russell, she does not want to go and claim her dead husband, tamerlan's bo
cases, jodi arias, george zimmerman, abortion dr. kermit next. ion: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. i'm really gd that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. lou: new arrested in boston marathon terrorist attack, two men from kazakhstan, and men from behind bars, charged can be struck on -- obstruction of justice. thigh looked to act sessionries after the fact. but, that is not what they are charged with. >> accessory you have to be aware a crime is going to be committed, they two charged with obstruct of justice, the 2 from kazakhstan, and american, charged with lying to
development in three major cases, jodi arias, george zimmerman, abortion dr. kermit next. lou: new arrested in boston marathon terrorist attack, two men from kazakhstan, and men from behind bars, charged can be stck on -- obstruction of justice. thigh looked to act sessionries after the fact. but, that is not what they are charged with. >> accessory you have to be aware a crime is going to be committed, they two charged with obstruct of justice, the 2 from kazakhstan, and american, charged with lying to a federal agent, that is a greater sentence it really gets into the way of an investigation, this man was lying for over a week after the bombing, some investigation could have been messed with in some way because of that delay. lou: and they are talking about throwing away laptop computer, getting rid of 7 tubesof fireworks. and attacks. why these charges in particular. does iting is there has been -- suggestion there has been a deal made or is this beginning of a broader iestigation or is there anything to be made of it. >> right now this is a criminal complain, probably soon there will be
. >>> coming up, a case that's gripped the nation. new developments from the murder trial of jodi arias as closing arguments get underway today. >>> and the franken-fish that's popped up in central park. we'll have that story. >>> first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> wake up with al. no, al, wake up with us. >> we would love to invite al to our home to cook breakfast. >> hey, al, come visit atlanta. we'll meet you on peach street. >> impressive invitations, and what's going to happen is one lucky viewer is going to wake up with al, kind of. >> let's clayify that. >> we don't mean go to sleep with al. >> i'm going to go to your house and do the weather. >> we don't mean it in the martha stewart way. >> thanks for that imagery. >> we're going to meet the finalists this morning. >> they may have changed their mind by now, but we have three from across the country vying for a chance for us to do our weather forecast from their home. very exciting. >> we're terrified about another story. have you heard about this ferocious fish that has come to town. >> and as matt reminded me, this fish can l
: jodi arias broke down listening to prosecutor juan martinez methodically lay out his closing argument that she is a cold-blooded killer who premeditated the murder of her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. >> she knew, she absolutely knew and had already planned it. she knew that she was going to kill him. >> reporter: martinez told jurors that in 2008 arias drove from northern california to alexander's home in mesa, arizona, armed with a knife and a stolen gun she took from her grandparents. she used cans of gasoline to refuel her car and turned off her cell phone to avoid leaving a trail. >> she knew that she was covering to kill him. >> reporter: family members openly wep as martinez, using graphic photos from the crime scene, detailed how he says arias brutally stabbed alexander almost 30 times and shot him in the head. at one point, martinez noticed that arias was also crying. >> she may cry now, but jury instructions have told you that sympathy is not to be considered in this particular case. >> reporter: arias, who originally told police she wasn't there, testified that she killed
in the jodi arias murder trial. prosecutor juan martinez called arias a manipulative liar who was on a mission to kill her ex-boyfriend travis alexander when she set off on a road trip in 2008. arias says she killed him in self-defense. if she's convicted of premeditated murder, she could face the death penalty. >>> rhode island became the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. lawmakers pass the bill in a 56-15 vote. just a short time ago, signing it into law. it takes effect august 1st. >>> and reese witherspoon spoke out today for the first time about her disorderly conduct arrest. the 37-year-old actress allegedly interfered with the arrest of her husband on a drunk driving charge last month. here's what she told abc's "good morning america" about hassle the cop who was doing his job. >> i had no idea what i was saying that night. i saw him arresting my husband and literally panicked. and i said all kinds of things. i told him i was pregnant. i'm not pregnant. i said crazy things. and you hear me laughing, i have no idea what i was talking about. and i am so sorry. i was so disrespectf
. brooke? >>> i want to talk about the jodi arias trial now, because it could all boil down to what happens today. right now, closing arguments are under way in phoenix, and we have heard four months of testimony about sex, about lies, and underwear. it may all come down to arias' mental state. the defense is arguing that arias had post-traumatic stress disorder when she killed her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander, in self defense. on the other hand, prosecution says arias had a borderline personality disorder and that the killing was premeditated. alexander was found dead in the shower with a bullet to his head and 27 stab wounds, and a slit to his throat. jodi arias spent 18 days on the stand pleading her case. now lawyers are making their final closing arguments. now, some attorneys like to save a surprise sometimes for closing arguments because it's the last thing those jurors may hold on to, and if we hear any surprise fireworks, obviously, inside that courtroom, we will let you know right away. >>> coming up next, though, this is a story that everyone is talking about today. i was talki
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